Best baby car seats

We put the UK’s best infant car seats through their paces and, after weeks of exhaustive testing, have narrowed them down to our five top picks. Here are our reviews of our favourite Group 0 car seats suitable from birth, starting with our winner, the Recaro Zero. 1

Best Baby and Toddler Car Seat 2018

Recaro Zero. 1

With a 360-degree swivel, ultra-comfortable padding and a longer lifespan than its competitors, the Recaro Zero. 1 is our winning car seat for both toddlers and babies. The swivel transforms travelling with your little one, saving you back pain from having to twist into awkward positions. At £350, we think it's excellent value for a seat that could last for over four years.

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Best Car Seat for Value 2018

Joie Every Stage

Joie’s car seat adapts to each stage of your child’s development, suitable from birth all the way up to age 12. This long life span makes it an excellent choice if you're looking to stretch your pennies further, making the Joie Every Stage car seat a winner across the board.

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Best Baby Carry Seat 2018

Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus

Of all the carry seats we tested, Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus came out top for safety and comfort. Handy extra features on this carry seat make travelling easier than ever.

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Best Baby Car Seat for Safety Features 2018

Britax Römer Baby-Safe i-Size

All car seats are required to pass high standards of safety, but for those who want a little extra reassurance, this car seat feels especially sturdy and secure

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Best Luxury Baby Car Seat 2018

Cybex Sirona M2 i-Size

Available in a classy range of colours and with a definite classic look, it’s clear this is a quality product from the first glance

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First Look Review (Sponsored by Britax Römer)

Britax Römer Dualfix i-Size

Leading car seat manufacturer Britax released the i-Size, an updated version of its ever-popular Dualfix, in late 2017. We got the kids strapped in and belted up and took a good look at whether the new features delivered.

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How we test

How we find our Mumsnet Best car seats

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Baby car seats

Buyer's guide

Most new parents need a car seat, not least to get their baby home from the hospital. But how do you know which option is right for you and your lifestyle?

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